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Opinion: Will the Workers’ Party be done in by a “woke” member?

I woke up to woke only just now.  The word has been bandied about often but I have been against using it because I am an old-fashioned user of the English language who resists the use of new words when old ones can do the job. But then Raeesah Khan stormed into our consciousness and…
5 Jan 2022 2 mins read

Comprehensive law, ethical guidelines needed for social egg freezing in Singapore

Singapore saw its total fertility rate fall to a historic low of 1.1 in 2020. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Indranee Rajah, told Parliament in February 2021 that the cause is perhaps the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in some Singaporeans postponing their marriage, and others delaying parenthood plans. The situation has led to a…
13 Oct 2021 6 mins read

Crossing the digital chasm: How can we avoid stigmatising older adults?

(NOTE: Pseudonyms are used in this article to ensure the anonymity of all interviewees.) Sitting in the living room of her one-room rental flat, 83-year-old Tan Bee Leng scrolls through the list of contact numbers on her smartphone, naming each of them to me: “This is my home nurse, this… my neighbour who lives downstairs,…
7 Jul 2021 5 mins read

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